Archive - May 2, 2012
First round: 1. (tie) Tooter Silver and Jacob Shofner, 4.1 seconds, $1,784 each; 3. K.C. Jones, 4.2, $1,410; 4. (tie) Kyle Callaway, Dean Gorsuch, Ben Goodman, Ryan Mims and Clayton Moore, 4.3, $664 each.
The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo is celebrating their 80th annual event this year. The rodeo committee works hard throughout the year to keep the rodeo ranking high as one of the top 10 outdoor PRCA rodeos in the United States.
GOODWELL â€” Russell Gaskamp has been named the head football coach at
Oklahoma Panhandle State University pending approval by the Oklahoma A&M
Board of Regents. A number of candidates were reviewed and school officials determined that Gaskamp is the best fit for the current situation.
During all of the Pioneer Days festivities, nothing beats seeing 112 booths full of goodies and gifts for you to look at and purchase. The Texas County Activity Center will be housing the Mercantile Arts & Crafts booths all weekend during Pioneer Days.
Boots, jeans, hats, saddles, and denim will be available for purchase. You will also be able to bring the kids along for the trip and let them enjoy the toy booths and a tattoo artist that will have face paint and airbrush tattoos available.
H.A. Kelly Kilgore, 80, of Hooker, passed away April 26, 2012 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
Hugh Ardin (H.A./Kelly) Kilgore was born May 16, 1931 in Wilburton, Kan. to Hugh C. and Eunice E. Kilgore.Â In 1932 the family moved to homestead in Texas County.
He first attended the Phoenix rural school which was then located on the Adams road correction line.Â At age 7 Kelly began school in Hooker where he attended the next 11 years, graduating from HHS in 1949.Â
While in school he met Elnora Bollinger, and they were married in 1949.
It is always a guessing game when it comes to the weather during Pioneer Days. The Panhandle is infamous for its unpredictable weather, being sunny and 90 degrees one minute, and then pouring rain and 40 degrees the next.
Although the weather man let us down at times, we have high hopes for his predictions this weekend for the Pioneer Days Rodeo.
In the past there has been snow, rain, sun, heat, freezing temperatures, and normal temperatures during the Pioneer Days festivities.
The YMCA pool has been full of children this week. And it isnâ€™t even a holiday.
Guymonâ€™s third and fourth graders got free swim lessons from the YMCA aquatics staff this week to learn a little bit of safety in the water so that they can be a little bit safer in the water when their summer holiday begins in a few weeks.
â€śWe want to work on teaching the kids water safety,â€ť said YMCA Director Rob Rixon. â€śYou wouldnâ€™t believe the number of kids that are scared of that water.â€ť
The Y teamed up with Guymon Public Schools for the lessons.
GOODWELLâ€”Jon Lyles released a statement to The Guymon Daily Herald Tuesday night following his sudden departure from the head football coaching position at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Lyles did not comment after his separation from the program.
OPSU later released a prepared statement saying Lyles resigned â€śto seek other career opportunities.â€ť